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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-28-2014, 02:03 PM Thread Starter
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Retched Reliability...

Placing last of all the big German 3 was Mercedes down in lowly 24th. BMW made it at 14th and Audi climbed all the way to 5th...

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-28-2014, 02:17 PM
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Fortunately MB being the brand they are, that doesn't seem to be something that will affect their sales much.
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-29-2014, 11:19 AM
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Its the CLA thats actually killing them..

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Linkov added that the CLA’s poor showing as one of the big reasons for Mercedes’ 11-spot fall in the latest reliability survey, to 24th from 13th.
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That's what i have noticed, i even heard that the CLA's rival, the Audi A3 sedan has been doing better with sales ever since it launched.
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-30-2014, 04:34 PM
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That's what i have noticed, i even heard that the CLA's rival, the Audi A3 sedan has been doing better with sales ever since it launched.
Yes but I'm not sure thats a relevant factor here. I think more importantly the A3 has been around for some time, and its based on VW's modular architecture. There is already a ton of time and cash poured into development, A3 is likely a more polished product. CLA on the other hand is a new platform wrapping up its first year on the market...
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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-31-2014, 02:30 PM
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Yeah that is true, can't forget how long it has been around as a wagon.
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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-01-2014, 06:08 PM
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the arctitecture is running around under no less than 10 models from the entire VW group, there is a ton of development work poured in before CLA was even a tickle in someones head...
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that's a lot of models
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-03-2014, 04:39 PM
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I've seen the CLA and read reviews. It sounds like it has plenty of problems. I'm not surprised that it would tank MB's score. It does make me a bit nervous about Mercedes-Benz that they put out such a product. They are supposed to be a luxury brand and then they bring out the CLA with really glaring issues like the gap in the interior paneling at the door seam.



Who knows what else goes wrong with them?
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-04-2014, 05:03 PM
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As bad as that looks at least it is a consistent gap, which also makes me think it was intentional. I remember reading up on it but didn't follow up on what the end result of this was.
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